Pericardial effusion and cardiac hemangioma in the neonate

Pediatr Radiol. 1993;23(5):384-5. doi: 10.1007/BF02011966.


In the absence of hydrops or sepsis, a pericardial effusion is a rare occurrence in the neonate. We report a case of a neonate with a pericardial effusion in which there was an associated intracardiac hemangioma. Our literature review found 32 cases of pericardial effusion without hydrops in infants under 3 months of age; twelve of these cases were associated with intracardiac and pericardial tumors; 20 others were discovered to be randomly associated with other problems.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Neoplasms / complications*
  • Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Hemangioma / complications*
  • Hemangioma / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Pericardial Effusion / complications*
  • Pericardial Effusion / diagnosis
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed